’Just a spoon full of sugar makes the medicine go down our bodies rundown’ 

With the exportation of the ‘western diet’ reaching all corners of the globe, researchers at the University of California explore the problems associated with this diet and tackles the complex issue of “How did we get so fat so fast?”.

One extremely chilling excerpt from the video highlighted a public health announcement from the UN secretary general in September 2011 that non-communicable diseases (such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cancer, dementia) now pose a bigger threat to the developing world than did acute infectious diseases which includes HIV!!!

I have seen first hand the extremely damaging and life altering effects of cancer on the human body. Something I couldn’t wish on anybody in this world. We all have one life to live, granted. That shouldn’t give you the reason to batter your body to a pulp, affect the mind set of your kids, obscure the efforts of those close to you or whichever other heading you fall under in a whole host of categories of behaving irrationally and irresponsibly with your food choices. On the grandest scale of all, when your actions affect the population, as far reaching as the other side of the world, I think it may be time to stop and realise the consequences of such actions.